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All Blog Posts Tagged 'sleep' (136)

Happy Mental Health Day: What Moms Like Me Really Want for Mother’s Day

For three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, it is Mother’s Day. No sick days. No lazy Sundays. No Netflix and Chill days. I don’t want Mother’s Day. I want a Mental Health Day.

Suspend your disbelief, mothers…

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Added by MyPurseStrings on May 4, 2016 at 11:28pm — No Comments

What's your retirement plan?

I'm only in my mid-30s. I love my job and my current life, but sometimes I like to fantasize about my retirement. My current plans include my husband and I living in a cabin in the mountains somewhere where our son can come and visit us when he wants his family to enjoy some snow.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

Who had the worse night last night?

Waking up my son for school in the morning is better than the theater. There could be over-the-top goofiness and slapstick antics that is fun to watch (in small doses), or there could be the tears, accusations and casting of curses that you normally find in a Greek tragedy. Or it could be both.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 30, 2016 at 6:15am — No Comments

Learning to sleep well in childhood

When we brought our son home from the hospital, we decided to have him sleep his first night in his crib in his own room. We felt so wise in our decision, believing it to be important to teach our son that he sleeps in his room and we sleep in ours.



Our son, however, decided to start cluster feeding, so I was up with him all night, holding him. …



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Added by Lauren Markman on March 23, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Another reason why my son isn't listening to me

My son and I have a deal to help him get through his school morning routine: If my little bear completes his tasks early (dressed, teeth and hair brushed) then he is allowed to play on his iPad. This gives me enough time to make his lunch and do my hair and make-up.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 21, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

Measuring a life makes it less enjoyable

I've just woken up my son for school. He looks at me with blurry eyes and his hair is sticking out in every direction. He even still smells like sleep; to me, he is perfection. He yawns and asks me if I ran that morning. I confirm that I did and he immediately taps my fitbit to congratulate me on all my dots.…



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Added by Lauren Markman on March 14, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments

My Love-Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding (on demand)

O.K., I admit it, sometimes I HATE breastfeeding. There, I said it. At three a.m. when I am awakened for the third time by my sweet eleven month old nuzzling up against my shirt and crying, I have to say that I have bottle-feeding baby envy. I want nothing more than to hand my baby over to my soundly…

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Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:13am — No Comments

Sharing a nap with Fido

When our cat was alive, she used to sleep in bed with us at night. I could count on her to nudge me in the middle of the night if I was snoring, crawl up next to me when she was having a bad dream and gently paw at me when she wanted me to wake up and feed her.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 26, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

3 Things to Remember as a Sleep Deprived Mom



Cries echo loudly off the dark walls.

As the world snores, I stumble out of bed, sleep clouding my eyes. After a diaper change and an hour of nursing, I'm certain that I'll be able to get a little more sleep. It's in that instant that my 10-month-old…

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Added by Savannah Noe on February 12, 2016 at 2:23am — 1 Comment

Please don't yawn in front of me

Full disclosure: I just yawned while typing that title.



Here's the thing: I am very susceptible to yawning. If I see someone yawn in front of me, I am going to yawn back at them. And when I do, I really hope that they are not also susceptible to yawning, otherwise we have entered a very dangerous yawning…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 10, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Funny Web Series for Moms | New SLUMMY MUMMY! | “Firemen”

At long last, it’s a new episode of our award-winning funny web series for moms, SLUMMY MUMMY. What happens when Jen’s baby finallysleeps through the night?

Funny Web Series for Moms |SLUMMY MUMMY Epsiode 6 | Firemen…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

My Mother never slept

When I was a teenager, I was convinced that my Mother didn't sleep. She was a single Mom with a restaurant job that required long hours. And on the nights that she worked a close shift followed by an open shift, I am pretty sure that she only got about four hours of sleep (at best).…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 15, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Go the eff to sleep--nighttime shenanigans.

Sleep is magical, refreshing, blissful, and--well, I don't quite remember because it's been so long since I've gotten first hand experience. Stick a fork in me I'm done. I can't...I just...sigh. Here's a complimentary backstage pass for a look into the goings on at the Repiscak abode, specifically at bedtime. Liam is sleeping like a normal 5 month old baby would, or at least, what I consider to be normal. What's that like you ask? Bed around 8pm, awake a few hours later,…

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Added by Kelly Repiscak on December 22, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

Everything I know is wrong

I have tried standing more during the day. Because I once read that sitting too much was bad for my health. I tried standing more at home, at work and when I went outside to play with my son. I stood. But, it turns out that I didn't need to.



Another study has just declared that…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 4, 2015 at 6:17am — 4 Comments

We are Co-Sleepers...Sometimes

Originally posted at www.justplayinghouse.com.

It's become very obvious that I've given up all claim to my own room. To be honest, I'm questioning why we need a house with more than 1-bedroom! We are not co-sleepers. We don't even set out to sleep in the same room. It just sort of happens, mostly in the middle of the night.

I've gotten so I have left 2 little blanket beds on the floor already made up. These are for…

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Added by Emily Graham on October 15, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Passing along the bedtime pass

As of today, I am very lucky with my son's bedtime routine. He and I snuggle up in his bed and read books together (he reads me one and I read him three). Then there are hugs and kisses and then the light goes off. He very rarely leaves the bedroom.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 2, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments

Four day school weeks

Five mornings a week I have the same conversation with my son involving the reality of it being morning (despite the lack of sunlight) and how he will need to depart the happy warmth of his bed and zombie-walk his way to the bathroom to get ready for school. My cheerful morning greetings are met with dreariness and drudgery.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 25, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments

Another reason to fear the blue light

I am typing this post three hours before my bedtime. I normally do not work on blog posts at night (I write the majority of them in the mornings on the weekends), but it has been a busy weekend, so I am writing this one a few hours before I go to sleep. It is a Monday post, but that is not the deadline that I have in mind. My deadline is actually to be done with my computer an hour before my bedtime.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 31, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments

The reality of maternity leave with a reflux baby. My very first blog

http://https://thelonelymamablog.wordpress.com/

When you find out your pregnant you start to imagine what your baby will look like, who your baby will take after and what their personality will be like.  I would fantasize about the happy times me and my baby would have on maternity leave.  The first Christmas we would have together, the time off spent with daddy, going out for walks with the…

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Added by Lisa on July 21, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Things You Should Never Do before Going to Bed

Are you sleeping well? Can’t fall asleep until you count up to 1000 or even more? Before you start looking for some health disorders and taking pills, make sure the things you do before going to bed aren’t harmful to your night’s rest.

Here is what you are likely to be doing before sleep and…

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Added by Stacy Green on July 21, 2015 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

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